Gleaming Surfaces and Premium Edges

Upmarket: the polymer glass solution “Rauvisio crystal” provides a flawless, impact-resistant solution for kitchen surfaces. By courtesy of nobilia Küchen.

Plastics company Rehau is closely linked with the town of Rehau. Wherever you go in this particular part of Hochfranken, there are buildings belonging to the polymer specialists, amusingly named after the chemical elements. Of the ten thousand people who live here, two thousand work for the family-run company. (by Atrium)   read this article […]
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Milan 2015 Preview: Moroso (IT)

Glider sofa by Ron Arad, the version displayed at iSaloni will be upholstered with Blur, a shaded fabric produced exclusively for Moroso by FEBRIK, in the red-purple gradation.

Among the many new products Moroso will be presenting at Milan Salone del Mobile this year will be Glider, a sofa designed by Ron Arad, this year in its final version with even softer and more rounded lines, which give its shapes extreme comfort.     Also previewed here, St. Mark by Martino Gamper, which […]
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With Passion and Precision

Sophisticated: the "performanuf" slideboard consists of stacked carcasses that glide into whichever position is required.

The slogan “With passion and precision” describes the profile of the Heilbronn-based company to a T. The products in the Performa furniture collection are captivatingly simple, of striking clarity, equipped with ingenious details and produced to the highest technical standards. The small Swabian firm and its team of ten specialises in perfectly designed surfaces made […]
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Tested: TÜV-certified as non-toxic and thus suitable for allergy sufferers.

Some are timelessly classic, some fashionable and others spectacularly unusual – but there’s one thing that all OBJECT CARPET’s creations have in common: they have helped carpet shake off its outdated reputation and acquire a totally new image. The best example: “Pure Silk”, a new quality that is hard to beat when it comes to […]
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A high-temperature laboratory for glass and light

A ‘grand CRU’ ceiling-canopy installation for a bar

The name of both the company and the brand is labo crème brûlée. It’s a name which suggests fire and flames, and Christian Seltmann, his wife Tania Theler Seltmann and his brother Philipp are full of burning enthusiasm for their new project. The fourth generation of a porcelain-manufacturing family from Franconia ‘felt like doing something […]
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Made-to-Measure Kitchens

Innovative: at the push of a button, the "Xtend+" shelving unit vanishes behind a smooth surface.

In the last ten to fifteen years, Leicht Küchen AG has undergone an impressive development: it has evolved from a quality manufacturer based in Swabia to a globally accepted brand. The company is located in the midst of the picturesque Ostalb area and, with its workforce of 520 employees, produces its kitchens on site – […]
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Tray Table CH417 by Hans J. Wegner for Carl Hansen & Son (DK)

A single cut along the edge of the rim acts as a handle. The rim is held together by a narrow piece of smoked oak wedged vertically into the rim’s center.

Originally designed in 1970, Hans J. Wegner’s tray table with collapsible base is being reintroduced by Carl Hansen & Son. Like the original, the round, oak-edged, reversible tray is available with black and white laminate surfaces, but now is also available in a version with oak and smoked oak surfaces.     “The tray table […]
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Bright Ideas

Technical: Knot (2013) is produced by means of new 3D printing technology

If you think of ambient lighting, you think of him: Ingo Maurer has been regarded as a pioneer of revolutionary light sculptures since 1966. His fascinating work comprises numerous designs, from sober to playful, from oversized to filigree, from poetic to provocative. Even his very first light sculpture, the Bulb table lamp from 1966, made […]
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When Good Light Runs in the Family

Simplicity: the forms of "CUT" by Torsten Neeland are reduced to the absolute minimum. It is available as a standard or table lamp.

Anybody who knows ANTA knows good light and Gertrud Kracht as well. The entrepreneuse, who originates from Lower Bavaria, founded the ANTA lamp label more than 40 years ago. Thanks to her philosophy of finding the most economical form possible for top-class design, she has established her brand all over the world: there are avid […]
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Weightless Elegance

Protected: both the "LI" table shown here and all the other models are covered by a Europe-wide design patent.

It all started about 15 years ago, when brothers Gerhard and Dieter Nuss took over their parents’ furniture workshop in Pleisweiler in the Southern Palatinate. A customer commissioned them to redesign a living and dining area – including a large dining table. There wasn’t much space to work with and the table was to exude […]
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